Today marks 12 weeks on my weight loss plan... I lost 1.1 kgs this week. Interestingly enough, the same amount as last week. I am now 73.2 kgs. My total weight lost now sits at 15.5kgs! Getting closer and closer to being in the ideal BMI category! (2.1kgs to go, I think).
It's funny how when you first begin and see the long road ahead, you feel so disheartened and it seems as though it is going to take forever... but then, of course, when you look back it just doesn't seem as long. 12 weeks. It sounds like a long time... but had I not started then, who knows where I would be now?? Those few months would have just flashed by me and instead of sitting back and, I dunno, hoping for a miracle, I am actually doing something about a serious issue I have and seeing results (phew!).
I feel so much better for the sacrifices I have made... On one hand I feel proud that I have managed to stick with the plan basically this whole time, that's 12 whole weeks or 84 days of weighing each of the 3 meals I am able to eat, waiting at least 5 hours between meals, rationing my limited saladas, waiting 2.5hours between serves, limiting myself to 2 pieces of fruit, drinking between 2 and 3 litres of water, controlling my diet coke addiction by limiting myself to 2 cans, etc etc... BUT on the other hand, I feel like I deserve/d to be punished for all my over-indulging.
I have gotten pretty decent results and though it seems like a lot of mucking around with my diet, I have literally done ZERO exercise (to the extent that I purposely take the lift at my car park to avoid the stairs, haha)... That probably sounds bad, and I'm not saying I hate exercise or think it doesn't work for losing weight... I know it does (hello, Biggest Losers?!) but it just didn't for me.
I used to work my butt off at the gym and with a PT (sadly I don’t mean literally), and ate "right" (tried it by myself, with a dietician, using lite'n'easy etc) but for some reason my weight barely budged. After 6 months of weekly PT sessions, 2x group classes a week and being on a 1,200 calorie diet with Lite'n'Easy I only lost about 6kgs... And at over 100 kilos, for my efforts; I was not being rewarded, so I gave up.
This plan works for me, and once I am at my goal weight, I will increase my food (slowly, I have a plan) and increase my exercise... And I am actually looking forward to it! I have a month trial at Contours, 6 weeks of Zumba classes at a Fernwood gym, a 6 week unlimited VibroGym trial, my Couch to 5k running application on my iPhone- all ready to G.O and believe me, I am excited!! And let’s just say exercising without carrying all those extra kilos, is much much easier.